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The Softball College Recruiting Process: A Player’s Point of View

By Greg Cruthers, Softball Journey, 05/09/19, 12:00PM CDT

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The first step is to find colleges or universities that support your career goal. The second step is to determine how far you are willing to travel from home.

Jess and my paths crossed many times before we actually came to know each other. I was helping coach the varsity team in Swartz Creek, while she was in middle school and playing in the travel softball club I would eventually be coaching in, FireStix Fastpitch. I recognized her potential mostly in 8th grade while watching a game after our varsity practice. Fast forward to today, where although I am no longer assisting with the school team, Jess is a member of my 16u travel team

Jess is a 2019 1B/OF Power Hitter who recently gave a verbal commitment to Tiffin University. It seems like yesterday that she was just a middle school girl hanging out at the high school tryouts, where her dad was helping out. My how time flies. Jess learned about my blog and expressed interest in writing, so I asked her to give it a shot.